The Symptoms Of Depression
Depression is a serious problem and people often just shrug it off or deny it. You probably don’t even know you’re a sufferer. At first, the signs may be mild but the more you are sick, the more you will see the symptoms of a depressive state.
Depressive symptoms can vary widely. As many people might think, they don’t always include being depressed or weepy. Individuals vary, so some may seem weepy and others may undergo psychological or mental changes that may influence their energy levels, ways of thought, diet and sleep to name but a few. Your life and way of living can become a nightmare when you are suffering from depression.
Doctors agree that a person with some or all of those symptoms is suffering from clinical depression nearly every day for at least two weeks.
- Feelings of hopelessness.
- Depressed mood.
- Loss of pleasure in life.
- Motivation decrease.
- Negative thinking.
- Slowed behaviour.
- Loss of interest in activities, friends or work.
- Change in diet and eating patterns.
- Sleeping problems.
- Crying often.
- Finding it difficult to concentrate.
- Suicidal thoughts and tendencies.
- Difficulty making important decisions.
Feeling clinically depressed can affect all aspects of your life, as well as the people around you. It changes the way you act and can destroy your quality of life tremendously. Many people who are clinically depressed won’t enjoy the same things that used to bring them pleasure or joy.
Many sufferers will push away lovers because they feel they don’t deserve happiness or love. This feeling you’re not worth anything will drive those people away. I was a depression sufferer and I can assure you it’s not a joke and a doctor should be dealing with it.
I chose to stay away from the drugs and opted for counselling sessions to support myself. I’ve used the strength of my own mind to help me solve my problems. We found the source of my depression and now, I can say I won the battle.
I showed a lot of the signs on that list but I continued to deny that after all I was stressed, I didn’t deserve support, right. Please put yourself first because you are a depressed person don’t feel stupid or ineffective.
Recognition is the first step, it is the hardest part of the process. You will beat your depression when you can go seeking help. I never knew anything about depression until I started researching a little bit. Researching helped me find out why I was so down and now I never again have to ask the question of “what is depression.”